9.356 Lettres accentuées

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 4 Dec 1995 21:24:36 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 356.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca (31)
Subject: Lettres accentuées

Culled from Humanist:

"acad\'emie" (i.e. metacharacter "\" + accent "'" + letter "e" = e acute)
etc. etc. etc.

I can't search for all of these (catch-22) and have made several of them up.
They all represent however the various types of idiosyncratic diacritic
representations that one is free to use, and that one does indeed encounter,
in the medium of electronic discussion (as against publishing, textual
study, etc.)

Tu me deçois. Ça, c'est un problème très grave.
Je t'ai déjà répété pour la
énième fois où j'ai rangé tes flèches
aiguës. Tes pâtés, tes rôtis et tes croûtes,
tous à accent circonflexe, sont avec tes pâtes. Et je suis
sûr que tu as dû te casser la tête pour déchiffrer
ce que je viens de t'écrire.

Try reading that in any language, including French, without an online SGML
translator that can decode Humanist on the fly (assuming the encoding is
correct in the first place!) I look forward to Michael Sperberg-McQueen's
software (9.327) that will not only search SGMLed text on Humanist but
interactively translate it on the web so that it becomes readable. Otherwise
for the human reader it's just gobbledegook, like "Académie

Russon Wooldridge
University of Toronto